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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #45 on: February 26, 2024, 11:42:01 AM »

Even though us watchers may be confused about which falcon is who and where, the great news is that there are enough of them to confuse us!!

Early morning, a banded bird was on the nest box perch, but flew off too fast to read the band.  Hanging around the nest box seems to be a popular activity these days.  Newman, I think, was there about 11:30 AM, appeared to be a bird without bands.

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #46 on: February 26, 2024, 12:18:19 PM »

Tks. STL for the photo and update. I always wondered why Newman wasn't banded.
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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #47 on: February 26, 2024, 01:57:52 PM »

RRP doesn't have the budget to band every bird, and it's likely that he came into the area as an adult, not a chick.  That's my guesses.
Same reasons most of the eagles we see are not banded. 

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #48 on: February 26, 2024, 02:19:55 PM »

Thanks STL. Makes sense.  ;)
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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #49 on: February 26, 2024, 09:19:00 PM »

Yep who knows where he came from.  Some cliff areas, like I think Lake Superior and probably other places, aren't accessible.  It has to be done at just the right time so they're old enough, but not to the point it's dangerous for the young that will try to exit the nest box too soon if there is  a box.

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #50 on: February 26, 2024, 09:20:35 PM »

According to RRP's post today!!!!

"Great Spirit Bluff
February 26, 2024: Banded Female Falcon H/34 Kandiyohi - https://youtu.be/RJYZeEJrd7c?si=71-Zo_qw81ahtLpB. This is really interesting. As usual, female falcons are lining up - flying up? - for Newman. But H/34 was seen at the Dubuque Courthouse just a few days ago: roughly 98 miles away as the falcon flies! Lisa was also spotted here today. We'll see who shows up here tomorrow!"

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #51 on: February 26, 2024, 11:13:05 PM »

Thank you Nora for the extra info.
Yep! We shall see.
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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #52 on: February 27, 2024, 07:59:11 AM »


Redwing Feb. 26th

Feb.27, 2024
If she stays we have to call her REDWING.

H 34 Redwing -
hatched in our Redwing box!
Exciting! a Minnesota Homebird




Lisa 53/W & Newman Feb. 27 ( Terka, bcaw )





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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #53 on: February 27, 2024, 10:31:31 AM »

On not banding Newman - yep, he came into the area as an adult. RRP and Midwest Peregrine get most of the falcon nestlings in Minnesota (but not all of them); RRP and Wisconsin Peregrine get most of the falcon nestlings in Wisconsin (but not all of them); RRP gets most but not all of the nestlings in Iowa (for example, we can't rappel the Iowa Statehouse dome to grab those babies); and many states don't have a banding program at all any more or can't reach most of their eyries (Ontario Canada is incredibly rugged terrain and many of those sites would require day-long hikes or a helicopter). So we're going to see more unbanded adults as the species continues to proliferate and find spots we can't reach. It's nice to have a really good camera that picks up Newman's distinctive and apparently incredibly handsome features!

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #54 on: February 27, 2024, 04:07:46 PM »

Thanks to all for the added information.  What a privilege it is to learn about the peregrines and their proliferation.    ;D
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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #55 on: February 28, 2024, 12:38:17 AM »

Thanks Amy!

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #56 on: February 28, 2024, 12:39:07 AM »

"Feb.27, 2024
If she stays we have to call her REDWING.

H 34 Redwing -
hatched in our Redwing box!
Exciting! a Minnesota Homebird"

That would be cool, but she already has a name.

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #57 on: February 28, 2024, 01:54:23 AM »

Thank you, Amy.
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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #58 on: February 28, 2024, 06:25:18 AM »

Waking up...Great Spirit Bluff Falcons - Cliff View
Feb 28, 2024 6:21 AM
Camera Time: Feb 28, 2024 6:21 AM CST

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Re: 2024 Great Spirit Bluff Falcons
« Reply #59 on: February 28, 2024, 06:53:33 AM »

  I snapped t his of Newman while out checking the  Cliff View for Great Spirit Bluff Falcons -
Camera Time: Feb 28, 2024 6:49 AM CST
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